I’ve done an amazing job of not going out to eat constantly since moving here. The last shift I was on also had an awesome idea for “Salad Night” when we worked our two night shifts. Now, granted I pretty much have at least one salad per day, it was kind of awesome having salad with the whole gang. I bought the items, prepped everything, and brought it in. We split the cost between the 5 of us and it generally ended up being $10 CI per person for two nights worth of salad. The salads I would make normally consisted of:
Bell Pepper (multiple colors)
Blueberries or Strawberries
and then anything else I found on sale that looked good. And split between 5 people, it made for an excellent meal.
Now, tonight I just did a SMALL shopping trip. I didn’t get a lot because I’m going on vacation very, very soon and I have salad stuff at the house.
So, just a look at what things cost from this small trip. And this was going with the least expensive options of each thing I selected… A fair amount of store brand items…
1 dozen eggs – CI $3.79 – $4.58 US
AJAX dishwashing soap – medium size bottle – CI $2.93 – $3.54 US
Kitchen Trash Bags – 25 count – CI $4.09 – $4.95 US
Peanut Butter – standard size – CI $6.29 – $7.61 US
Natures Own loaf of wheat bread – CI $2.69 – $3.25
Pam cooking spray- standard size – CI $4.19 – $5.07
Hillshire Sliced Roast Beef – 7 OZ – CI $6.49 – $7.85 USD
Cajun Turkey 8 OZ sliced (store markdown because it expires in two days) CI $6.59 – $7.97 US
Toilet Paper – Scott Brand (12 pack) – CI $10.29 – $12.45 US
Oh, and I forgot to bring my reusable bags, so it was $0.05 per bag
That was just tonights purchases.
Normally I get:
Lettuce (romaine) @ CI $2.99/bundle of two
Tomato @ CI $3.41/pound
Cucumber @ CI $1.98 each
Onion @ CI $0.78 each
Almond Milk @ CI $5.99
Rotisserie Chicken @ CI $7.99
I eat a lot of salad with chicken… And drink a lot of almond milk protein shakes. I have to go shopping every few days.
Just a bit of a break down of some of the common costs. OH! One more thing…
The least expensive I’ve seen it recently (today) was CI $4.17/imperial gallon.
Thats US $5.04 per 1.2 gallons.
It’s a good thing the island isn’t that big…
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Next time a chicken runs up to greet you – follow it home and steal its eggs!!